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ARTMONEY – A GLOBAL CURRENCY WITH A COLLECTIVE HEART

In VISUAL ART by Lars KraemmerLeave a Comment

Imagine a world in which everyone can make their own money. All bills are 18 x 12 cm. You can use it as real money to buy food. In fact, Artmoney was invented in 1997 as an art project aiming at cleaning up the filthy path of real money with the broom of art. The utopian hope was to create a platform, where all people are worth the same, and anyone could make their own money gain freedom from financial slavery.

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THE INFINITY NET

In VISUAL ART by Joe LamportLeave a Comment

Article about the painter Yayoi Kusama: Each part of the cosmos is reflective of the whole, like the sparkling jewels in Indra’s Net, our capacity to experience this infinitude eventually becomes exceedingly clear and unhindered. Connecting the dots, from Indra’s Net to the Infinity Nets, the fabric of the universe can be perceived and experienced as one and the same.

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MIND LOOKING AT ITSELF

In VISUAL ART by Hildy MazeLeave a Comment

My teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist Mahamudra, Dzogchen meditation master and artist, was the most profound teacher of life, art, and mind. I received pointing out instructions from him which brings the investigation and recognition of mind’s flawless nature into personal experience cutting through conceptual obscurations, that is our endless, dualistic thoughts and emotions. My abstract contemplative art practice is completely informed by these realizations.

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ARTIST OF LIFE

In VISUAL ART by Patrick Deason1 Comment

I am facing the loss of an old friend and she is, by turns, weak and failing and then blooming with renewed energy. The spark in her eyes returned as bright as ever. The ebb and flow so remarkable and yet so sudden as to question my role in this play. Who am I to decide when pain and suffering is too much to bear?

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THE BEAUTY OF TRANSMISSION: A STUDENT, AN ASSISTANT AND A LIVING NATIONAL TREASURE

In VISUAL ART by Dorrit WagnerLeave a Comment

In South Korea the government supports skilled craftsmen financially, so they can focus solely on their arts and crafts during their productive years. Han Sang-Soo was such a living treasure, designated by the Cultural Heritage Administration – exactly number 80 out of many fine craftsmen and women mastering various arts. She died a few years ago, having worked 60 years with embroidery.

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EINSAMKEIT

In VISUAL ART by Irmi AumeierLeave a Comment

These paintings Einsamkeit were done long ago, and it started one day I was feeling this conglomeration of fear, sadness and resignation, so deeply that I locked myself up in my studio for several weeks, to not be distracted by anything and able to face things directly.

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SPACE TO REFLECT

In VISUAL ART by Deborah Anne QuibellLeave a Comment

Each day, carve a moment to reflect, to find the vast, blue stillness within you. Don’t trip on the obstacles. There is a part of you that knows the way. Just nod and follow. Each time you return here, You will receive a radiant and warm welcome. You’ve been awaiting your own arrival, quietly preparing with attentiveness and love.

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IN HIDDEN WORLDS: THREE PHOTOSUPREMATIST ARTISTS

In VISUAL ART by Douglas J. PenickLeave a Comment

Three contemporary Hungarian artists, Balint Szombathy, Aniko Robitz, and Minyo Szert have been exploring the worlds hidden within the surface of perceptual phenomena. In very different ways, using fixed images derived from photographic and telephotographic processes, they uncover and give us new and very different worlds.

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REMEMBERING NEPAL – ONE YEAR LATER

In VISUAL ART by Tenzing Paljor4 Comments

Bhaktapur Chronicle: An Earthquake Magnitude 7.8. The fate of millions of lives was sealed in an instant. It was the deadliest natural disaster ever recorded in the history of Nepal. It left more than eight million people directly affected.